About Us

Hill Country Design Build is a client-centered company focusing on custom home design and construction in the Central Texas region. Our focus is on customer service, not project size.  We welcome small home projects and remodeling work as well as light commercial construction. We are equally at ease in completing a project's design as we are in working with our clients' architects and designers. 


Hill Country Design Build is a small firm located just outside of LBJ's hometown of Johnson City, Texas. We are conveniently located within an hour drive of Austin, San Antonio, Marble Falls and Fredericksburg; and we service much of this region. 

Our focus is on client service, providing a boutique service from concept and planning through construction, occupancy and post-construction maintenance. We specialize in building sustainable, energy-efficient homes and work spaces.  Alliances with sub-contractors, engineers, architects and designers provide our clients with turn-key service an allow us to scale our team of professionals to the specific needs of our client.

Design services are provided using a 3D computer aided drafting platform and include in-house production capabilities. Clients are able to collaborate remotely via any computer with internet connection to walk through the design of their home as it is being developed.

Project management and implementation is provided by the company's principals, Paul Sumrall and Michael Orsak.  We manage a team of project managers tjat [rpvode  daily oversight of our company's projects. 

Mike and Paul have completed projects including historic building restoration, construction services for light commercial use, and single family dwellings. Additionally, we have completed minor and significant remodeling of homes and offices as well as installation of residential rainwater harvesting systems. 

We have managed projects receiving the following awards:  Houston Heights Association Community Improvement Award, the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance's Good Brick Award and an AIA Construction and Design Award.  

Hill Country Design Build is a member of Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, Hill Country Builder's Association, Texas Association of Builders, National Association of Home Builders, American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association and Texas Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. 

Our Construction Model

Our Team


Paul Sumrall 
President, is full-time with the company and oversees contracting and administrative management for the firm. His experience in production manufacturing, public accounting, and project management for a union fabricating company spans over 25 years and provides insight into areas of risk management, fiscal responsibility, project coordination and procurement.  Paul is active in the community:
as Chair of Blanco County Appraisal Review Board
and is a Member of: Hill Country Builder's Association, Texas Association of Builders, National Association of Home Builders, Lambda Car Club International, Cadillac LaSalle Club Central Texas, Buick Club of America

Cell (830) 708-8865   Office (830) 868-4108 x402 paul.HCDB@gmail.com  


Michael Orsak
Vice-President, is full-time with the company and oversees design services, sub-contracting, and field operations. 

Mike has more than 25 years of experience including pre-cast concrete design, petrochemical design, home design, and commercial and residential construction management. Mike has recently completed training and accreditation through the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association.  Mike is a member of: Hill Country Home Builder's Association, Texas Association of Builders, National Association of Home Builders

Cell (830) 708-8870  Office (830) 868-4108 x404  mike.HCDB@gmail.com  

Gary Ramey

Cell (830) 225-4488 Office (830) 868-4108 x406  gary.HCDB@gmail.com 
Project Manager is full time with the company and oversees the daily management of subcontractors and suppliers for a portion of our portfolio 

Travis Burrer

Cell (830) 225-0536 Office (830) 868-4108 x403  travis.HCDB@gmail.com
Office Manager, is full time with the company and coordinates all accounting functions.  

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Hill Country Design Build

PO Box 445 - Johnson City, Texas

Office (830) 868-4108


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Referral Program

Refer a friend and we'll say Thanks!

 At Hill Country Design Build we are excited about building homes for our friends and friend’s friends.  We’ve developed a New Client Referral Program for friends who send new clients our way.  It’s a pretty simple system, really. 

If you share our company information with a friend or client, let us know by ‘registering’ them with us below.  We need complete contact information for the party you are referring to us, as well as contact information for you.   Any additional information about your referral is helpful, such as where they are in the building process, types of architecture, etc. 

When you register a person with us with complete contact information, we will send a $25 gift card your way. If the person you refer to us actually sets an appointment and meets with us, we’ll send a $50 gift card to you.  And if we enter into a construction agreement with that referral, we’ll send a $350 gift card your way.  

Be sure to register your friends here within 48 hours of their referral to qualify! 

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